Pest Management Professional magazine has been the industry’s leading technical journal since 1933.
Pest Management Professional evolved over the past eight decades, just as exterminators came to be known as pest control operators and then pest management professionals. It began as Exterminators Log. Al Cossetta, who ran National Extermination Products Co. in Kansas City, Mo., and was one of the founders of the Kansas City Exterminating Society, launched the magazine Jan. 1, 1933. At the time, the pest management industry lacked an industry journal. In fact, the magazine preceded the organization of a national association for those in the pest management industry.
The name of the publication reflects the industry’s evolution. What was Exterminators Log in 1933 became Pests in 1938, which evolved into Pests and Their Control in 1939, then Pest Control in 1949 and finally Pest Management Professional in 2007.